June 6th message from Father Bob

Dear Parishioners and Friends Near and Far,

I pray that you’re staying healthy and safe. Certainly we feel better than we did a year ago! After the 9 o’clock Mass on Memorial Day when we especially remember those that have died serving our country, we asked for volunteers to help get our church back to normal, sort of. I was very happy to see the young and old after Mass helping getting our church back to normal. The pews were cleaned, the pew separators were removed, the crosses were removed from the floor, and all the Breaking Bread books have been put into the pews. We are almost normal except people that are at risk should still wear masks, people that have not received the vaccines should wear masks, and we do not have holy water in the church yet. Thank you very much for all who helped; I think we were finished in a half an hour. Again thank you to the ushers and all those that volunteered to sanitize after each Mass or service. We no longer need to do that however, we will have the pews cleaned once a week. The Catholic Bishops of Ohio have stated that things should go back to normal or almost normal on June 2 and the weekend of June 5 and 6, all those that are able to get to Mass should return unless you are ill, homebound, or severely anxious. We will still live stream the 10:30 a.m.  Mass for those unable to attend.

This Sunday we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi “the Body and Soul of Jesus Christ”. It was St. Thomas Aquinas who recommended having this feast to Pope Leo IV and so in 1274 it was declared a universal feast in the Catholic Church. How grateful we should be that we can receive Jesus’s Body and Blood every time we receive the Eucharist or receive the Eucharist at Mass. This unites us with all the Catholics around the world. May we never take the Eucharist for granted.

A little weekend humor:

What did the left eye say to the right eye?

Between you and me, something smells!!

What did the bald man exclaim when he received a comb for a present?

Thanks – I’ll never part with it!

With Him and His Mom, 

Father Bob